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Happy Birthday NPPF – comment from law firm Winckworth Sherwood

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will tomorrow (27 March 2013) mark its first anniversary. It stripped down around a 1,000 pages of previous national policy, which was often vague, inconsistent or ambiguous, to about 50 pages with a much simpler and readily understandable message.

Tue 26 Mar 2013

Secretary of State gives green light to Liverpool Waters - Lead planning lawyers Winckworth Sherwood welcomes decision

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP, has today 4 March 2013, given the green light to one of the UK’s largest regeneration schemes – Liverpool Waters.

Mon 04 Mar 2013

Pickles approves Peel's Liverpool Waters

Eric Pickles has decided Peel's huge Liverpool Waters development can go ahead without need for a public inquiry.

Mon 04 Mar 2013

High Court confirms NPPF takes precedence over Localism Act and incomplete Local Plans

The High Court this week confirmed that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) takes precedence over the Localism Act and out-of-date or incomplete local development plans when the Secretary of State granted planning permission for 1,000 new homes in Gloucestershire.

Wed 27 Feb 2013

Free Schools to benefit from a relaxation in planning regulations

The Government is to relax the planning regulations surrounding Free Schools enabling them to operate from almost any building without planning permission for up to a year.

Tue 19 Feb 2013

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